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brown

1. any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620--585 nanometres
2. brown cloth or clothing
3. any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc., such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
4. of the colour brown

Brown

1. Sir Arthur Whitten . 1886--1948, British aviator who with J W Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2. Ford Madox. 1821--93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3. George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914--85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960--70); foreign secretary 1966--68
4. George Mackay. 1921--96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
5. (James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997
6. Herbert Charles. born 1912, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7. James. born 1933, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8. John. 1800--59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9. Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716--83, British landscape gardener
10. Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11. Robert. 1773--1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

brown

symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]

Brown

(dreams)
Brown is not the most cheerful color in the spectrum. It is a very serious color that is associated with the earth, dirt, or soil. Autumn is generally brown and it represents a season of dormancy and conservatism. The brown in your dream may be symbolic of physical reality and earthiness. It may represent things in their “barest” form, and its interpretation may encourage you to add some light and depth into your daily life.
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Thorax: Patagium pale brownish gray; tegula dark brown; mesonotum white, sparsely peppered with dark brown spots on anterior half, dark brownish gray on posterior half.
My cheerful server triple wrapped my brownish chip, which tasted fine but were a touch unevenly cooked.
uk A perfect espresso with perfect crema, that all-important brownish foam that forms on the top of a freshly made coffee
The brownish marks in his bed are unlikely to be pigment from his skin and are more likely flea dirt or poo.
This marker was amplified in bright-orange parents and all orange progeny, but was absent in all of the brownish purple progeny.
You can tell the males and females apart by their appearance--the females are more brownish than the dark males.
COLORATION: Head: Dark brown to fuscous, sides (gena, lora) and clypeus paler brown, buccula pale brownish yellow; eyes brown to reddish brown.
After 7, 28 and 56 days of storage, microbial stability, amount of ascorbic acid, brownish index, color quality, ion mobilization and sensual characteristics of the orange juice were evaluated.
Usually they have a yellow or brownish cast when viewing white paper.
The man is known to have been dressed in a brownish flecked, singlebreasted suit with high lapels.
He is described as wearing a dirty beige coloured baseball hat, a grey T-shirt with white paint splashes on, a blue coloured denim jacket with "Western-style" brownish metal buttons and black cowboy boots with a gold link chain at the back of the boot.